A Canadian company that claims to have built the world’s first marketable “quantum computer” – a hyper-fast data processor touted by the firm’s founder as potentially “the most significant invention of our generation” – has the high-tech community buzzing ahead of a scheduled unveiling next week in California.

D-Wave Systems, the Burnaby, B.C.-based hardware developer headed by 34-year-old theoretical physicist Geordie Rose, has issued an open invitation to all technophiles to become “an eyewitness to history” at the live-link, Feb. 13 launch of the company’s “16-qubit” Orion supercomputer.

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